Broad River Archaeology 2019

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Please help support our ongoing archaeological research, education, and public outreach efforts by contributing to the planned 2019 season at the Broad River Archaeological Field School

Money raised will be used to :

(1) pay a student field assistant ($1190);

(2) pay student lab workers ($1280);

(3) purchase expendable equipment and supplies to continue stabilizing the site ($557); and

(4) rent a vehicle to transport students to/from the site ($973). 

Work during two previous field schools has shown that site 38FA608 -- situated on a natural sand levee along the Broad River in central South Carolina -- preserves an extraordinarily fine-grained record of human behavior dating back at least 6,000 years.  The archaeological deposits protected within the levee provide a rare opportunity to understand the activities of individuals and small groups deep into South Carolina’s past and integrate those data into the larger narrative of Eastern Woodlands prehistory. They also provide a wonderful opportunity to educate students and the public in the use and importance of careful and systematic field methods to understand the human past. 

Weekly videos explaining and showing the work of the 2018 field school are available here . Student blog posts about the field school are available here .

Specific research goals for the 2019 season will be developed as materials and information from the 2018 season are processed, analyzed, and integrated with those from the 2017 season. My suspicion that there is a Late Archaic (ca. 2000 BC) house at the site grows stronger as the 2018 work continues.

Sustained, publicly-accessible research on sites like 38FA608 has the potential to address numerous interesting questions as well as engage the community and help educate the next generation of southeastern archaeologists. Please consider contributing to these goals if you value our work and would like to see it continue.

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The ball is rolling! Thank you to Ken Kosidlo, Mike Morgan, and an anonymous donor for their generous contributions.
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